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Farm Produce (Imports, Irish Republic)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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84.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Her Majesty's Government will increase the import quotas of cattle and other farm produce from the Republic of Ireland to Britain.

Store cattle and other farm produce, such as poultry and eggs, can be imported by private traders from the Irish Republic without restriction. There are no import quotas for such produce. Fat cattle, carcase meat and certain other produce, including bacon, are at present imported on Government account.